Author Archives: AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

12 Jaburg Wilk attorneys named to 2018 Best Lawyers list


Jaburg Wilk announced that 12 lawyers have been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “For more than a third of the century,” says CEO Steven Naifeh, “Best Lawyers has been the gold standard… Read More →

President Donald Trump plans rally in downtown Phoenix


President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in downtown Phoenix next week. “I am disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally as our nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville,” says Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “If President Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former… Read More →

Sonora Quest Laboratories partners with CarePayment

Sonora Quest Laboratories has established a new partnership to reduce the burden of rising out-of-pocket medical costs on its patients. The company has teamed up with CarePayment, a leading patient financial engagement company, to offer CarePayment’s easy-to-understand 0.00% APR financing solutions to any patient who uses Sonora Quest Laboratories for their medical testing exceeding $100… Read More →

Call for nominations: Industry Leaders of Arizona 2018

Industry Leaders of Arizona

Nominations will soon end for Az Business Magazine’s Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which honors the top leaders in a select industry each year.  This year’s honored industries include: aerospace/defense, software development/data support, commercial and residential service contractors, food & beverage (non-hospitality) and healthcare support services.  The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Sept. 5, and you can submit your nominations here.   “The Industry… Read More →

Business and education leaders set sights on 2030 education goals

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Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) announced today critical long-term education goals for the state. The newly released goals are part of the Arizona Education Progress Meter, a nonpartisan source of information that informs leaders and communities about where we stand as a state and the work that must… Read More →

Survey: Half choose to ignore, not confront, toxic employees

A new study released today by leadership development and conversation experts at Fierce, Inc. finds that toxic employees continue to wreak havoc on the workplace. However, instead of confronting them, other employees do little to address them directly. According to over a thousand full-time employees across the U.S., over half (53%) say they handle toxic… Read More →

Arizona opts into FirstNet first responder network

The State of Arizona is opting into FirstNet. With this decision, FirstNet and AT&T will deliver a specialized wireless broadband network to Arizona’s public safety community. This makes Arizona the 13th state or territory in the country to bring first responders advanced technologies that will help them save lives and protect communities. “The State of Arizona… Read More →

Art of Fearlessly Giving Back shows impact of philanthropy

Aritst and visual Journalist Michelle Micalizzi and fellow fearless entrepreneur with a heart, Tyler Butler, CEO of 11Eleven Consulting, are teaming up together on a community awareness series that will focus on one company’s social responsibility mission and the charities that they support.  The goal of the project is to creatively demonstrate through visual journalism… Read More →

How have chip cards impacted debit fraud loss rates?

According to the 2017 Debit Issuer Study, commissioned by PULSE, one of the nation’s leading debit/ATM networks, U.S. financial institutions substantially increased issuance of chip debit cards in 2016 and experienced reduced fraud losses. Since the fraud liability shift for most debit transactions took effect in 2015, an estimated 80 percent of U.S. debit cards… Read More →

Cox honors outstanding Valley Latina entrepreneurs

For the fifth year, Cox Communications is recognizing two Valley Latina entrepreneurs whose leadership and entrepreneurial spirit are perfect examples of the rapid growing women-owned businesses throughout the country. According to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber Commerce, over the past decade, there has been a nearly 200 percent increase in Latina-owned business, a sign of enormous… Read More →

ASU unveils Tooker House, ‘dorm built for engineers’

Engineering undergraduates moving into a new Arizona State University residence hall this week will find themselves immersed in a collaborative, technology-laden living and learning community built specifically for engineers. The Fulton Schools Residential Community at Tooker House is a 1,600-person, co-ed residential community for undergraduate students in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The… Read More →

Here’s how many businesses sold in Phoenix area last quarter, the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today a record number of businesses changing hands in the second quarter of 2017. The full results are included in BizBuySell’s Q2 2017 Insight Report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide. A total of 2,534 closed transactions were reported in the second quarter of… Read More →

What drives politicians to Tweet what they do?

Research has shown that politicians’ gender shapes public expectations of their expertise. Female politicians, for example, often are expected to possess communal personality traits, such as caring and compassion — and, in turn, they are perceived as being knowledgeable about social topics, such as health, education and children’s issues. Men, on the other hand, are… Read More →

Female-owned Red Mountain Weight Loss sets milestone

A leader in medical weight loss since 1995, Red Mountain Weight Loss just announced the grand opening of its 10th Arizona location in Chandler on Thursday, Aug. 24 at the Southwest corner of the 101 Freeway and Chandler Blvd. Along with a variety of medical weight loss programs and facial aesthetics, Red Mountain proudly brings its signature “RM3®â€¦ Read More →

SAMM Awards will celebrate Valley’s homebuilding industry

Noting this season as the busiest summer many in the Valley of the Sun real estate market have ever seen, following an impressive first half of 2017, the local homebuilding industry is celebrating with the SAMM Awards, 4 – 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Paradise Valley.… Read More →